Tortuga Music Festival 2016

Tortuga Music Festival 2016

April 15, 2016 - April 17, 2016
April 15, 2016 - April 17, 2016
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale


Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in April, at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Founded by Huka Entertainment and the Rock The Ocean Foundation, the annual spring festival aims to raise awareness and support for ocean conservation. A portion of the ticket proceeds go towards helping our oceans. Throughout the years, over $250,000 has been raised for ocean conservation.[1]

The festival features multiple stages of live entertainment with a focus on country, rock and a variety of roots music. Past performers have included: Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.[2] The 2016 edition of the festival expanded to 3 days, announcing Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley as headliners each day.[3] People can enjoy top artists, while learning about ocean awareness.

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Dierks Bentley
American country musician
bornNovember 20, 1975
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Tim McGraw
American country singer
bornMay 1, 1967
Delhi, Louisiana, United States
Blake Shelton
American singer
bornJune 18, 1976
Ada, Oklahoma
Randy Houser
American musician
bornDecember 18, 1975

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Frederick Dierks Bentley[2] (born November 20, 1975[1]), known professionally as Dierks Bentley, is an American country music singer and songwriter who has been signed to Capitol Nashville since 2003. That year, he released his self-titled debut album. Both it and its follow-up, 2005's Modern Day Drifter, are certified platinum in the United States. A third album, 2006's Long Trip Alone, is certified gold. It was followed in mid-2008 by a greatest hits package. His fourth album, Feel That Fire was released in February 2009. A bluegrass studio album, Up on the Ridge, was released on June 8, 2010, and then a sixth album, Home, followed in February 2012, as did a seventh one, Riser, in 2014.

Bentley's studio albums have accounted for eighteen singles on the country singles chart, of which thirteen have reached No. 1: his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'", as well as "Come a Little Closer", "Settle for a Slowdown", "Every Mile a Memory", "Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go)", "Feel That Fire", "Sideways", "Am I the Only One", "Home", "5-1-5-0", "I Hold On", "Drunk on a Plane" and "Say You Do". Four more of his singles have reached the top 5.

Bentley's latest release, a new 13 track studio album titled Black was released May 27, 2016.[3]


Samuel Timothy McGraw (born May 1, 1967), known professionally as Tim McGraw, is an American country music singer, songwriter and actor. He has been married to singer Faith Hill since 1996, and is the son of the late baseball player Tug McGraw.

McGraw has released fourteen studio albums (eleven for Curb Records and three for Big Machine Records). 10 of those albums have reached number 1 on the Top Country Albums charts, with his 1994 breakthrough album Not a Moment Too Soon being the top country album of 1994. All of these albums have produced 65 singles, 25 of which have reached number 1 on the Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay charts. Three of these singles — "It's Your Love", "Just to See You Smile", and "Live Like You Were Dying" — were the top country songs of 1997, 1998, and 2004 according to Billboard Year-End. He has also won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association (CMA) awards, 10 American Music Awards, and three People's Choice Awards. His Soul2Soul II Tour with Faith Hill is the highest grossing tour in country music history, and one of the top 5 among all genres of music.[1]

McGraw has ventured into acting, with supporting roles in The Blind Side (with Sandra Bullock), Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, Tomorrowland, and Four Christmases (with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon), and lead roles in Flicka (2006) and Country Strong (2010). He was a minority owner of the Arena Football League's Nashville Kats. Taylor Swift's debut single, "Tim McGraw", refers to him and his song "Can't Tell Me Nothing'".[2]

In acknowledgement of his grandfather's Italian heritage, McGraw was honored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in 2004, receiving the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Music during the Foundation's 29th Anniversary Gala.

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News Articles7

These 7 Music Festivals Are Worth a Road Trip
GQ Magazine  –  July 12, 2016
Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (April) Who says you have to choose between a beach vacation and a music festival? The Tortuga Music Festival is a three-day bash held every April on the white sand at Florida's Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.
Tortuga Festival Brings Fans “Once In A Lifetime” Experiences
CMT  –  April 22, 2016
Three things we love about springtime: warm weather, new country tunes, and Tortuga Music Festival. This year’s festival was last weekend (April 15-17), and we were thrilled to send two lucky fans on the trip of a lifetime. Winner Roxanne got to spend an ...
This is what you missed at Tortuga Music Festival
AOL  –  April 21, 2016
This article is a part of #KanvasLive, an interactive, cross-platform content series brought to life on the Kanvas app and See more on coverage here. In case you've been living under a rock lately (it happens to the best of us), you might have ...
Tortuga Music Festival 2016 Overcomes Storms, Evacuation on Opening Day
Taste of Country  –  April 16, 2016
The 2016 Tortuga Music Festival got off to a great start on Friday (April 15) despite nearly being derailed by severe weather. The Tortuga Music Festival has contributed more than $250,000 toward ocean research and conservation since its inception.
Heading to Tortuga Music Festival? Here's What You Need to Know
OceanDrive  –  April 13, 2016
With Tortuga Music Festival (April 15-17) coming up, chances are you’ll need somewhere to stay, eat, drink, and brunch when you’re not singing along to some of the top country artists or discovering underrated acts. Here, we give you the ultimate guide ...
Tortuga Music Festival Brings Music's Biggest Stars Together To Save The Oceans
Forbes  –  March 28, 2016
We pulled the boat into a waterfront restaurant, I sketched the entire idea out on a cocktail napkin, and what is now the Rock The Ocean Tortuga Music Festival was born,” he explains. Stacey – who already had a demanding, full-time job – began ...
Tortuga Music Festival 2016: Single-day tickets on sale
South Florida  –  March 15, 2016
Single-day tickets for the 2016 Tortuga Music Festival will go on sale 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, with the announcement of the daily music lineup for the massive weekend event on Fort Lauderdale beach April 15-17. Prices are $100 for opening day on Friday ...

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